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What’s Wellness?

February 15, 2022 | Gladys Wu

If you’re a 4th or 6th grader in Ms. Wu’s Wellness class, then you would have heard the phrase,
“To care for others, start by caring for yourself.”

In 4-8th grade Wellness class, we have transitioned through a couple different themes:
Self Care, Empathy, Leadership, DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)

Students have engaged in deep conversations about how to handle conflicts, how to take breaks appropriately, and how to better understand one another and our differences.

Students are practicing self care by drawing.

Students are doing full body exercises and noticing tension in their bodies.

Students are doing origami and writing short stories/poems.

Students wrote individual class commitments as well as a whole class commitment for self care.

At the end of each class, students reflect in their journals.

Students creating and leading their own Blooket (an online review game) to practice identifying emotions.

 

Gladys Wu

Learning Specialist

Gladys Wu is excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed community and to share God’s love in all she does. She hopes to introduce tools and resources to make the classroom more invitational and accessible to students of varying learning needs. Her previous experiences include working with students from diverse backgrounds who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities.

Ms. Wu remembers all of the educators in her life who have inspired and challenged her to love learning, develop patience and understanding, gain confidence in her abilities, and pursue a career in education in order to impact lives. She hopes to do the same!

Things that make her happy include visiting farms, photographing scenic environments, and relaxing at a local coffee or dessert shop. She prides herself in DIY projects and has an interesting reputation of hoarding “garbage” and turning these objects into beautiful artwork or useful new products. Ms. Wu laughs at cheesy puns, even when no one else is laughing, and believes in finding joy in all that she does.

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